The Widener University Law Center, Legal Education Institute, has developed a program to assist students in becoming certified court interpreters. Workshops will specialize in various spoken languages, as well as American Sign Language and are developed in response to the needs of the court systems for knowledgeable and approved court interpreters. The programs include hands-on practice of the various interpretation skills through work in the language lab.
The necessary skills for a Certified Court Interpreter include the proper use and knowledge of the different modes of interpreting, namely:
- Simultaneous interpreting
- Sight translation
- Consecutive interpreting
The Widener Legal Education Institute is pleased to offer a language specific workshop for court interpreters of all skill levels and backgrounds, beginners, intermediate and advanced interpreters as well as individuals with general interest in becoming a Court Interpreter for the Khmer, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese languages. Plenary sessions will be language neutral.
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The goal of this workshop is to guide the participant in the development of the indispensable, practical skills that are particular to the consecutive, simultaneous and sight interpretation modes. The workshop is a collaborative effort with Widener University School of Law, the First Judicial District (the Philadelphia Courts) and the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC). In support of the collaboration are the Philadelphia companies which offer interpretation and translation services, Quantum, Inc., EZ Language, Language Services Associates, as well as the Delaware Valley Translators Association and the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness. This workshop will ensure equal access to justice for litigants with limited English proficiency, (LEPs), and provide institutional training for spoken language interpreters with regard to court proceedings in the Khmer, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese languages.
Regional Court Interpreter Skills Development Workshop in the Khmer, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese Languages
Date: October 19-20, 2013 Time: 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Seminar $250.00 (Includes Continental breakfast, workshop and access to materials)
For further information on any Workshop, Contact Nicole Ballenger, Esq. at 302-477-2205.